Recent Cinema Trips: The Stepford Wives and King Arthur

I wasn’t really sure what to expect from the Stepford Wives and was very pleasantly surprised when it turned out to be very good. The humour is sharp and satirical and it’s very nicely filmed although as usual with a Hollywood film a fair amount of suspension of disbelief is required. The only major disappointment is the very final scene which is just so ghastly in its twee-ness that you leave the cinema feeling ever so slightly let down, the irony being that the ending is as fantastical as the town of Stepford itself….

King Arthur is quite a different film — very traditional Hollywood swash-buckling action. Good fun, but as with other “historical” Hollywood films you get the feeling that they found some average action-film script and then the Marketing people decided to change the names and location to match the “Arthur” legends to make people a bit more inclined to go and see it. I certainly agree with Stephen though, Guinevere is worth the ticket price alone.